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Man wakes up in body bag: Walter Williams wakes up at funeral home

A man woke up in a body bag at a Mississippi funeral home.
A man woke up in a body bag at a Mississippi funeral home.
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A funeral home in Mississippi got quite a shock as workers opened up a body bag and found a man alive and kicking to get out. The Associated Press reported on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, that 78-year-old Walter Williams is not just alive, but he was really close to getting all of the treatment that dead bodies in funeral homes get.

Dexter Howard, the Holmes Country Coroner, said it's a miracle that Williams is alive because it was truly assumed that he was dead.

Howard got to Williams' home in northern Mississippi, and that was when he met the man's family. A family that believed him to be dead.

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At 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday night, Howard pronounced Walter Williams as dead because he was not able to find a pulse on the elderly man. It was at this point that Williams was put into a body bag and taken to the Porter and Sons Funeral Home.

On Thursday morning, the funeral workers were prepping Williams' body to embalm him, and that was when he started kicking in the body bag. Obviously, they realized he wasn't dead.

Williams' family was called as he was taken to a nearby hospital and it is believed that his pacemaker stopped working, but then started up again and that's how the mistake was made.

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